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Magic

 

Skyline Gallery

Now open through January 6, 2013

We’re celebrating Chicago’s place in American magic. This interactive, family-oriented exhibition invites you to don a magician’s cape, explore the secrets of the craft, learn about magicians who performed in Chicago, and discover the wonders of the magic shop along with Greta, a young girl hoping to learn the secrets of magic.

Magical Giveaway

From now through January 6 the first 100 guests will receive a commemorative deck of cards in celebration of Magic while supplies last.

Also, while at the museum, grab one of the kid’s maps to help guide your adventure and enter to win a trip for four to Orlando or one of three Family Prize Packs.

Grand Prize

One magical trip to Orlando for a family of four in celebration of Magic, the museum’s newest family exhibition

Three Family Prize Packs

  • Tickets for a family of four to a sporting or cultural event
  • One-year family membership to the Museum
  • One-night hotel accommodation at a Chicago hotel
  • Radio Disney Prize Pack
  • $100 Visa gift card

Special Thanks

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Open to legal residents of the States of Illinois and Indiana, age 16 years and younger as of entry date. One entry per person. Entries must be filled out completely to be eligible.

Entries for the Grand Prize must be received by January 6, 2013. All travel accommodations will be chosen by the sponsor. One winner will be selected at random on January 11, 2013.

Entries for the Family Prize Packs must be received by June 8, 2013. Prize includes one hotel room for four and hotel will be chosen by the sponsor. Three winners will be selected at random on November 9, 2012, March 8, 2013 and June 14, 2013. For complete contest rules, visit http://radio.disney.go.com/media/music/yourstation/ads/rules_chicago_historykidsstyle.pdf.

Magician Performances

Curious how magic looks in action? Professional magicians roam our halls, mystifying visitors with their magic performances.

Through January 6, 2013

  • Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Select weekdays, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5

David Kovac

David Kovac

Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 6

David Kovac has presented his Random Acts of Magic in every kind of venue wowing audiences with fascinating feats involving newspapers, numbers, Rubik’s Cubes, secret envelopes, and the world’s most impossible card tricks.

> Visit David Kovac's website

Blog Posts

Read articles about the Magic exhibition written by curator John Russick.

> Read the Magic posts

Behind the Scenes

View photographs taken during the creation of the Magic exhibition.

> View Magic in the making

Magic is made possible by gifts from the Kipper Family Foundation, the Crown Family Fund for Exhibitions and Programs, and the Segal Family Foundation.  The object theater is made possible by The Jacob and Rosaline Cohn Foundation.

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